Using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts.
Our grant-making is centered on understanding our community needs, building meaningful relationships with our stakeholders, and being responsive to the feedback we receive about our grant processes. We invest in the nonprofit community using trust-based philanthropic principles to guide our grant efforts.
By partnering with the community, we aim to close the opportunity gap for the people in San Antonio who need it most. We offer general operating support to nonprofits of all sizes, to allow organizations to focus on meeting their mission and addressing the needs of individuals and communities they serve. In addition, providing multi-year support allows our nonprofit partners to achieve greater stability and greater ability to plan for future sustainability.
Our primary impact areas of Cultural Vibrancy, Livable and Resilient Communities, Successful Aging and Youth Success guide the bulk of our grant-making efforts. However, we offer a range of grant opportunities for organizations meeting their communities’ needs in Bexar County and the surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson.
The San Antonio Area Foundation imagines a vibrant arts and culture community that increases connectivity, empowers all San Antonians, and reflects the cultural diversity of our city. This impact area aims to preserve San Antonio’s rich culture and history and enhance community connectivity through the arts by focusing on approaches that:
The San Antonio Area Foundation’s Cultural Vibrancy grant-making will support organizations and programming that ensure access to arts and cultural programming and encourage broad participation from all parts of our community; reflect the diverse cultures of the greater San Antonio area; and promote the value of arts and culture through arts education, advocacy, and the integration of arts and culture across sectors through innovative collaboration.